by Jeremy Burke
- This month - Community clean-up, Waveland citizen wins CASA award, construction updates and St. Clare's Seafood Festival
Waveland Citizen Wins CASA Award
Chad Whitney, owner of Waveland based company Lime Pi Digital is the 2015 recipient of the CASA Light of Hope Outstanding Community Professional. Chad does not only handle all of CASA Hancock County’s website and social media need, but volunteers many hours to support CASA mission.
Chad believes that “CASA is an amazing organization that serves the best interest of children that are put in very unfortunate circumstances. Having an independent person that can assess a child’s needs and wants paired with an adult's perspective on what is in their best interest is crucial for improving the life and long term outcome of the children that need us most.”
Congratulations and thank you, Chad!
During the April 22nd Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting both Digital Engineering and Compton Engineering gave positive reports about two major projects currently happening in Waveland.
Bruce Newton with Digital Engineering reported that all of the new water and sewage lines have been installed and hooked-up on the Jeff Davis/Gulfside Sewage and Water Improvement project. The contractor, HRL, and sub-constractor, Huey Stockstill, are currently laying the base for the roads and once the base is secure, the pavement will quickly follow. Digital Engineering anticipates that the Jeff Davis Ave, Gulfside, Nicholson Ave and St Joseph Street will be completely paved by mid-May.
Mickey Lagasse with Compton Engineering reported that the pier is coming along expeditiously. Lagasse reported that even with all the rain in April, local contractor, Superior Environment Services, are still on track to have the pier complete by Memorial Day weekend
St. Clare Seafood Festival
The St Clare Seafood Festival has grown into the marquee festival in Hancock County for the Memorial Day weekend. St Clare Seafood Festival will take place Friday, May 22nd from 5pm - 11pm, Saturday, May 23rd from 11am - 11pm, and Sunday, May 24th, from 12pm - 10 pm. St. Clare Seafood Festival will not only have food, carnival rides, craft vendor, carnival rides, but is adding a fireworks show on Sunday at 10pm to close out the festival.
In addition to the festival, the 4th annual St. Clare Seafood Festival 5K race will take place on the Waveland boardwalk on Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00am. You can sign-up for the 5K race on Friday at the festival from 6:00pm-8pm, in front of the St. Clare Church on Saturday, May 23rd starting at 7:00am or on Active.com.